Danny Lyon: Message to the Future


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Yale University Press
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9.9 X 12.2 X 1.3 inches | 5.0 pounds

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About the Author

Julian Cox is the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's chief curator and founding curator of photography.


"Danny Lyon's career would make a great bio-pic. The New York City photographer, who, at seventy-four, is the subject of the terrific survey 'Message to the Future, ' has led an improbably adventurous life . . . [and] he has remained a maverick throughout his long career--an irritant to the system and an ally to the outcast."--Vince Aletti, New Yorker
"[This] retrospective, accompanied by an extensive catalogue . . . is the most comprehensive showing of Lyon's career. . . . His photographs depict the outsiders from within their own worlds; his camera is lodged in the center, aiming straight for the heart."--Rebecca Bengal, Vogue.com
"A picture of a creative life informed by a probing intellect and a passionate eye."--Christopher Lyon, Bookforum
"A Message to the Future plays forward the deep humanism that has fed Lyon's storied career for the last five decades. . . . If the once cool, now hoary moniker New Journalism evokes mythical personages like Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, and Truman Capote, prepare to add a novel name to the list . . . [Lyon] was and remains the artistic equal of the movement's more boldface names."--Christian Viveros-Faunรฉ, Artnet
"[A] beautiful, career-spanning catalogue. . . . Reading this magnificent book is the equivalent of a master class in photography."--Alan Bisbort, Sunday Republican